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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

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iconOffered in: English

Overview

The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same classic New Orleans experience of a lovely jazz brunch aboard a historic riverboat! Journey through time on this cruise along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion includes a delectable brunch loaded with famous Louisiana dishes and live music from a local jazz trio.
  • Sunday brunch cruise in New Orleans
  • Take a scenic cruise along the Mississippi River on a traditional paddle-wheel boat
  • Admire views of the city skyline from the spacious decks or indoor cabin
  • Enjoy jazz entertainment from a live trio band
  • Sit down to a wonderful tableside brunch of Louisiana favorites such as Creole shrimp, grits and bread pudding
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Live Jazz Entertainment
Brunch (if option selected)
2 Hour Paddle-wheel Boat Cruise
Gratuities
Drinks (available for purchase)

Departure Point

400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Address: 400 Toulouse Street. The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose a morning or afternoon cruise time for your Sunday jazz brunch and head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter to board the beautiful riverboat. Fun for all, boat enthusiasts will particularly enjoy viewing the boat’s vintage decor, such as the museum‐quality engine room.

Take a promenade along the deck as the riverboat begins the float along the Mississippi River. Then find a seat in the cabin or on the outside deck, where you can admire unobstructed views of the striking New Orleans shoreline and soak up some classic jazz tunes performed by a local trio. 

Sample an array of sumptuous Louisiana fare, from shrimp and grits to signature bread pudding. Coffee and tea are included with your brunch, or you may purchase wine, mimosas, punch, and Bloody Marys.

Your river cruise ends back at the departure point in New Orleans with plenty of time to sightsee (and walk off your hearty brunch!) 

Note: Pricing is per person and a ‘Cruise with No Brunch’ option is available. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Steamboat NATCHEZ
The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience of a leisurely cruise along the mighty Mississippi. Head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter at your selected time for your 2-hour Sunday brunch cruise. Board the riverboat that will take you on an old-time ride along the Mississippi River. The vessel has everything from a museum-quality engine room to a megaphone to call the ship's orders.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mississippi River
As you steam ahead on the Mississippi River, enjoy marvelous views of New Orleans’ skyline while being treated to live music performed by a jazz trio. There is also live narration on board. Inside the cabin or on the outside decks, sit down to a delectable Louisiana-style buffet brunch.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The riverboat cruises rain or shine
  • The riverboat is handicap accessible. However, access to the top & bottom decks are by stairs only. Please call us with any questions before finalizing your plans if you have questions on access or personal equipment.
  • Cruise is suitable for wheelchairs, but restrooms stalls are not wide enough to accommodate and there are no elevators on board.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Due to local Covid ordinances, access to the jazz band may be limited when they are moved indoors due to inclement weather.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • As of September 2021, all passengers are required to show evidence of receiving one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or a negative PRC test taken no more that 72 hours prior to boarding.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New Orleans
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:The Jazz Brunch cruise departs from Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery in the heart of the French Quarter (400 Toulouse Street.)
Jun 2021
Q:
Is parking available near the departure point for the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:There are parking lots in the French Quarter on Decatur Street and adjacent to the dock. These lots offer hourly or daily parking rates.
Jun 2021
Q:
What time should I arrive for the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. It is best to arrive 30 minutes before departure or sooner.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are vegetarian options available during the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:Yes - There are vegetarian selections including Natchez tossed salad, Crescent City Eggs, Pain Perdu, O'Brien Potatoes, Creole Creamed Spinach, Mini Croissants, Fruit Salad, Bananas Foster and White Chocolate Bread Pudding.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is alcohol available during the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:There are bars available on all three decks for guests 21 and over. Alcoholic beverages include beer, a wine list, and specialty drinks.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans handicap accessible?
A:Yes - the main deck is accessible, however, access to the top & bottom decks is by stairs only and restroom stalls are not wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring an animal with me on the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:The Steamboat Natchez allows animals to cruise with their owners as long as they are a Service Animal as defined by the ADA. Other animals/pets are not permitted. Please note if bringing a service animal in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the dress code for the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:All cruises are casual attire.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are restrooms available during the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:Yes - restrooms are available on board for your convenience.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I smoke during the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:The Steamboat Natchez is a non-smoking vessel, so unfortunately smoking and vaping are prohibited both indoors and on the outer decks.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are you able to assist with any celebrations during the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:Please mention any celebrations in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout. You may bring a cake onboard to be served, but please be sure to notify the local operator before your travel date.
Jun 2021
Q:
What happens in the event of bad weather on the day of the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:The cruise sails rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, unfavorable river conditions (including river closures), or any other cause beyond the control of the operator, the brunch will take place dockside.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans.

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  • "If you don’t get there early enough you wont have a seat with a view." See review
  • "The food is sub-par and for what you pay, you can get a nice brunch elsewhere in New Orleans." See review
  • "You pick your own table, first come first pick, glad we arrived early and got in line, so we got a table with a view." See review

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star-4
Fun family experience
Ebony_J
, Dec 2021
Very informative and a cool way to see the Mississippi. Weather was beautiful the day we went. Drinks were good
star-5
Great Missipi experience
Merei_V
, Nov 2021
We're over from Ireland on our first trip in 2 years due to Covid, and we wanted to experience all the city has to offer. This Jazz Brunch on a steamboat was well worthwhile! Good service, nice food, great music, and an on-board tourguide. We had lovely time and great weather. If you have time I would very much recommend it, it's not expensive, and easy to fit into your schedule.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks for the great review!
star-5
Phenomenal Experience
Thomas_B
, Nov 2021
The Captain was very informational bout the history of the Mississippi & the Food that some I’ve never had was delicious & staff was friendly I recommend to anyone that visits The French Quarter to take the scenic tour thank you
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for sharing your experience!
star-5
Wonderful 2 Hours on the Mississippi River
Michael_F
, Nov 2021
We were a group of 10 including a couple of New Orleans residents and others visiting from both the United States and Europe. We all had a good time and had the brunch. The food was quite good and included some traditional New Orleans dishes: gumbo, salad, grits and gravy, potatoes O'Brien, creamed spinach, french toast, turkey sausage, bananas foster, and bread pudding. And both alcohol and non-alcohol drinks. While this was a buffet they had staff doing the loading of the plates which is a good practice in times of Covid. Speaking of Covid they do check that you are vaccinated. Our server was "Mrs. Tran" and she was fabulous and attentive to our needs. All the other staff we worked with were also very pleasant and helpful. The trip goes down and back the Mississippi River with commentary along the way that is factual and interesting. In addition, there is a small jazz combo on the top deck that is playing music for your enjoyment during much of the trip.
star-5
Enjoyable time
Kenneth_S
, Nov 2021
Delightful experience; enjoyed the buffet and the views- staff was great and very helpful. The hostess is so welcoming and excellent - only problem was the inability to hear the commentary about the river view outside while dining. The jazz band was great; altogether a wonderful experience and would suggest it for any one to relax and enjoy New Orleans
star-3
A fun outing
Margaret_E
, Nov 2021
Food was average; service was good; atmosphere was lovely. My entire group enjoyed the trip. If you have time and want to see a bit of the River, I recommend. My one negative was that it was difficult to hear the narrator while the dining room was busy.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for letting us know about the sound. We will check with the captain for sound adjustments.
star-4
Wonderful
Chris_B
, Nov 2021
Comfortable, great ride. Didn’t need to eat though, would have been fine skipping the meal. Nice slow cruise.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
It is a slow relaxing cruise and seems to suspend the rigors of daily like. Thank you for sailing with us.
star-5
Great food. Nice servers....
Marlon_L
, Nov 2021
Great food. Nice servers. Capt. was excellent tour guide. Came to visit my daughter that attend Xavier and it was a great tension breaker for a stressed out college student. She sat quietly and got her thoughts together and was able to regenerate to be able to finish out the semester hopefully stress free. Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
We wish your daughter a wonderful year at Xavier. She can always take a trip out on the river for relaxation.
star-5
Gina and wait staff were...
Jamie_O
, Oct 2021
Gina and wait staff were great! Food was excellent. This is our second meal and we will be back again.
star-4
Somewhat disappointing
Regina_S
, Oct 2021
Beautiful boat, good narration. Convenient to find. Frustrating part was not being able yo hear music when we were having brunch.

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